‘Tis the season for champagne, winter ale, and eggnog. The end-of-the-year celebrations bring plenty of opportunities to indulge in alcohol, but in some parts of the country drinking is more of a everyday affair.
To figure out which cities imbibe the most throughout the year, The Daily Beast first reached out to market researcher Experian Marketing Services for recent data on the average number of alcoholic drinks per month per adult, in each metro area. As well, we pulled data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the percentage of residents who are binge drinkers and heavy drinkers. For the final ranking, the average drinks per month rank was weighted 50 percent; the binge-drinking and the heavy-drinking population for each metro area each got a 25 percent weighting.